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Amy F. Bailes, PT, PhD

  • Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Allied Health



Amy F. Bailes, PT, PhD, PCS, is a clinician researcher in the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. She has 30+ years of pediatric experience and has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a pediatric clinical specialist since 1993. She is on the leadership team of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network, which is a multi-center, multi-discipline collaboration among patients, families, and clinicians to foster high quality, high impact clinical research and quality improvement for treatments in CP.

BS: Physical Therapy, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1985.

MS: Pediatric Physical Therapy Science, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1990.

PhD: Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

Specialist Certification: American Physical Therapy Association, Pediatric Clinical Specialist, 1993 to present.


Developmental disabilities; cerebral palsy

Services and Specialties

Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy


Cerebral palsy; dosing; service utilization

Research Areas

Reproductive Sciences

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Outpatient hospital utilization after single event multi-level surgery in children with cerebral palsy. Greve, KR; Bailes, AF; Zhang, N; Long, J; Aronow, B; Mitelpunkt, A. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2023.

A multicenter initiative to reduce intrathecal baclofen pump surgical site infection: a Cerebral Palsy Research Network quality improvement project. Bollo, RJ; Gross, PH; Rocque, BG; Browd, SR; Raskin, JS; Leonard, JR; Albarqawi, L; Bailes, AF; Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN), . Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2023; 1-9.

A big data approach to evaluate receipt of optimal care in childhood cerebral palsy. Mitelpunkt, A; Stodola, MA; Vargus-Adams, J; Kurowski, BG; Greve, K; Bhatnagar, S; Aronow, B; Zahner, J; Bailes, AF. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2023; 1-8.

Gross motor function prediction using natural language processing in cerebral palsy. Greve, K; Ni, Y; Bailes, AF; Vargus-Adams, J; Miley, AE; Aronow, B; McMahon, MM; Kurowski, BG; Mitelpunkt, A. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2023; 65:100-106.

Inpatient Physical Therapy After Orthopedic Lower Extremity Surgery in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Bailes, AF; Mangeot, C; Murphy, NJ; Richardson, Z; McCarthy, J; McManus, BM. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2023; 35:57-64.

Commentary on "Factors Associated With Short-Term Recovery Following Single-Event Multilevel Surgery for Children With Cerebral Palsy ". Bailes, AF; Poliski, LJ. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2023; 35.

Infants With Congenital Muscular Torticollis: Demographic Factors, Clinical Characteristics, and Physical Therapy Episode of Care. Greve, KR; Sweeney, JK; Bailes, AF; Van Sant, AF. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2022; 34:343-351.

Hip surveillance for patients with cerebral palsy in the United States. Shrader, MW; Gross, PH; Bailes, AF; Whitaker, AT. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2022; 15:25-30.

Electronic health record and patterns of care for children with cerebral palsy. Kurowski, BG; Greve, K; Bailes, AF; Zahner, J; Vargus-Adams, J; Mcmahon, MA; Aronow, BJ; Mitelpunkt, A. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2021; 63:1337-1343.

The cerebral palsy research network: Building a learning health network for cerebral palsy. Bailes, AF; Kean, J; Gross, PH; Narayanan, U; Noritz, G; Hurvitz, E; Leonard, J; Shusterman, M; Gannotti, M. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2021; 14:161-171.